The Adams County Farm Service Agency office is currently without a director, and will be for the foreseeable future, according to Indiana FSA Director Julia Wickard.
A hiring freeze that has been in place at the federal level since December of 2012 prevents the United States Department of Agriculture from filling the vacancy, Wickard said.
The state director said Adams is not the only county in Indiana to currently be without a full-time director.
Rina Stuck, in her second term as Wells County Recorder, has been named Recorder of the Year by the Indiana Recorders Association.
The honoree is selected in voting by recorders in the 92 counties.
A 1983 graduate of Bellmont High School and the daughter of Bob and Bev Stuck of rural Decatur, Rina Stuck was elected to the Wells County post in 2008 and was re-elected to a second term in 2012.
Further details in today's print and e-editions.
A two-vehicle crash at 6:13 p.m. Wednesday resulted in one driver being admitted t Adams Memorial Hospital (AMH) with injuries, according to an Adams County Sheriff's Department report.